What is the Grice vs. Pepsi Beverages Employee Background Check Class Action Lawsuit Settlement?
A $1.19 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging Pepsi violated the violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by procuring consumer reports for employment purposes without proper disclosure or any prior consent
Pepsi does not admit any wrongdoing but the company agreed to settle the FCRA class action lawsuit and avoid the burden and expense of ongoing litigation.
The Settlement affects certain individuals whom Bottling Group LLC, Grayhawk Leasing LLC or New Bern Transport Co. (otherwise referred to as Pepsi Beverages Company or PBC) ran a background check on between the dates of June 19, 2015 and October 2, 2017 . If the Settlement is approved, the thousands of eligible persons will receive an estimated cash award that is likely not to exceed $30 but could be less.
If you chose NOT TO OPT OUT you are entitled to only the amount estimated above.
How do I improve my chances of getting more money?
Your best bet may be to opt out of the class and file a lawsuit on your own. You may be able to achieve a higher settlement than class members, and you’ll likely get your money sooner than class members. If Lemberg Law represents you, you won’t have to pay any fees unless we win on your behalf.
Know your legal rights. You could be entitled to much more if Pepsi ran a background check on you
Under the FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) you may be entitled to civil penalties in the amount of $1,000 and actual damages (including emotional distress). In addition, punitive damages, plus attorneys’ fees and costs, may be recovered where there is “willful noncompliance” with the Act.
This is money you could possibly receive only by opting OUT
Remember, time is of the essence.
If you’re a potential class member, there’s a deadline to opt out of the class settlement. In most cases, if you don’t opt out and don’t file a claim, you surrender your right to sue the defendant. Don’t miss this chance to get what you deserve
Can Lemberg Law help with the Pepsi FCRA Lawsuit?
Yes. We’ve helped more than 25,000 consumers recover more than $50 million. WE CAN HELP YOU, TOO!
If you received notice about the lawsuit, we may be able to assist you in evaluating the possibility of opting out of the class action settlement to potentially RECOVER MORE MONEY. If you have questions please call 844-685-9200 ☎ NOW